With minimal care, your blinds, shades, shutters, and draperies will add classic elegance to any room in your home for many years to come. To keep them looking beautiful, most window treatments should be periodically dusted with a feather duster or vacuumed with an upholstery attachment.
Small stains on blinds and shades can be easily wiped clean with a sponge soaked in warm water and mild detergent. Gently blot the material to dry.
For tips on cleaning specific Graber products, please see below.
Vertical Blinds—Vinyl Louvers
Vinyl louvers may be removed and immersed in water for cleaning.
To eliminate static electricity, coat the louvers with a thin layer of mild detergent.
Vertical Blinds—Fabric Louvers
These should not be immersed in water or dry cleaned.
Vertical Blinds Sheer
Sheer fabrics are steam pressed during the manufacturing process, but may need to be re-steamed at a low temperature before hanging.
Be careful not to iron out the permanent pleats. Also make sure to remove the fabric from the louvers before steaming.
Sheer fabrics are machine washable. Use the gentle cycle with warm water and a mild detergent. (For best results, avoid chlorine bleach.) Hang damp fabric on the louvers and re-shape them. To dry, keep the louvers in the open position.
For blinds with painted and stained finishes, clean with spray polish and a soft cloth. For best results, do not use water on any wood products.